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MARE Publication Grant

Grants for the publication of legacy datasets of funerary materials from the Roman Near East

Between 2022 and 2026, the MARE project offers grants for the publication of archaeological research into funerary materials of the Roman Near East. The grants have the explicit aim to stimulate publication in English of so-called legacy data sets (old data sets) from the Roman Near East in order to increase the visibility of hidden or inaccessible collections. Examples include the publication of funerary materials housed in museums or depositories, the translation into English of MA theses or PhD dissertations dealing with legacy datasets, or the online publication of a database. Applications may be for a monograph, edited volume, article, catalogue, or a report, to be published in an international journal, publisher, or via an Open Access platform. Grants are awarded to publication projects already in progress at the time of application and do not cover research time.

Publication grant 2024

In 2024, the selection committee meets in April and October to divide the annual budget of €1.500 between successful applications. Priority will be given to recent university graduates and personnel of heritage institutions (antiquities services and museums) in the countries covered by the MARE project (Lebanon, Syria, Türkiye). Successful applicants will be informed in May and November 2024.

What types of costs can be covered?
  • Translation services
  • Editing services
  • Copyright of illustrations
  • Fee for Open Access publications
  • Online publication of a database
  • Other costs, with motivation

Conditions and regulations
  • The publication has to be written in English.
  • The publication has to appear in a widely available journal or online.
  • Applications must concern the publication of legacy datasets. Studies of recently excavated material (after 2010) will not be considered.
  • Successful applications are obliged to credit the financial contribution by MARE in the printed and/or digital publication.
  • The Publication Grant should be used within 12 months following the award, otherwise we have the right to reclaim the grant.
  • No objection or appeal can be made against the granting and/or rejection of the Publication Grant.

How to apply?
  • Fill out the Application Form
  • Add a recent CV (in PDF)
  • Submit to

More information
  • Contact the MARE team at
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